The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #162185   Message #3858324
Posted By: DMcG
01-Jun-17 - 01:07 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Essence of England
Subject: RE: BS: The Essence of England
I will go to the other extreme and select just one: the view from the top of Whitby steps.

You have the history of the history of the Abbey, from its foundation, its Synod, destruction and a kind of rebirth under tjw various heritage groups, the links to whaling, world exploration with Captain Cook, views over the harbour and its fishing indistries. Then the literary links with Bram Stoker and it is easy to see how he imagined the doomed ship arriving ... To that I have childhood memories of glass blown ducks and joke shops. And counting those never-ending steps... And, while it might be happening when you are standing there, the memories of the festivals are there.

Yes, a lot of the essence of England at that spot.